To prove employment status, an F-1 student who has received a fellowship or graduate
assistantship must present:
a letter from the DSO; and
letter of acceptance, which outlines the stipulations of the work portion of the fellowship
This letter of acceptance does not need to show a start date for the employment. If the start date is shown it must
be entered into the Enumeration system. The employment start date must be within 30
days from the SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card).
RM 10211.270, Requirements for Evidence of Employment Status for an F1 for General On-Campus Employment